Andrew Morse

He has a fantastic eye for detail, is able to break down complex legal principles into easily digestible pieces and easily builds a rapport with everyone involved in the case.

Chambers UK

Andrew Morse

  • Called in 2000

Andrew Morse joined Farrar’s Building in April 2022 having practised for 20 years in Cardiff.  Andrew’s practice over recent years has been focused on high value, complex personal injury work.  He has considerable experience in cases involving catastrophic injuries, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injury cases and fatal accident claims.  His practice spans all aspects of personal injury work including employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, road traffic accidents and industrial disease.  Andrew is particularly adept in his ability to build a good rapport with lay and professional clients alike.  In recent years Andrew has been instructed in many cases as a junior alone, valued in worth over £1million and has conducted numerous joint settlement meetings.

Andrew regularly receives instructions to act on behalf of interested parties at inquests.  He has experience of representing families, NHS bodies and health professionals.  He also has experience of appearing before the Nursing and Midwifery Council for disciplinary hearings.  His experience includes clinical negligence work for Claimants and Defendants.

Andrew has been recommended as a leading personal injury practitioner on the Wales and Chester Circuit in recent years in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Personal Injury

Personal injury litigation is Andrew’s principal area of practice.  He is experienced in all types of personal injury litigation, including employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and road traffic accidents.  Andrew regularly conducts CCMCS, JSMs and trial work.  He has a busy paperwork practice advising on all aspects of the practice area and notable experience in drafting high value schedules of loss.  He is currently instructed in a number of high value cases in which he has been involved from the outset, advising on appropriate courses of action from an early stage.

 

Clinical Negligence

Andrew has a developing clinical negligence practice acting for both Claimants and Defendants.  He has experience in attending mediations and settlement meetings in a broad range of clinical negligence cases including negligent surgical procedures and cases of delayed/missed diagnoses.  His ongoing work includes a negligent medical treatment claim, resulting in death, which is pleaded in excess of £2 million. Andrew represented the family at the inquest.  Andrew also has considerable experience of representing health professionals at inquests and disciplinary hearings which has assisted in broadening his knowledge of the practice area.

Industrial Disease

Andrew has received regular instructions in cases of noise induced hearing loss and hand arm vibration syndrome claims.  He is experienced in dealing with medico-legal issues arising in such cases and with cross-examining experts at trial.

Inquests

Andrew’s practice in recent years has included regular instructions to represent interested parties at inquests.  He is currently briefed to represent a Welsh Health Board in an inquest into the deaths of two nurses from Covid-19.  He is also briefed to represent the Fire Brigades Union in an inquest in West Wales into the death of a firefighter on a training exercise.

He has appeared at inquests into deaths in custody, deaths in care homes and deaths arising from negligent medical treatment.  Instructions to act for bereaved families are often the start of his involvement in actions leading to damages claims.

Civil Fraud

Andrew has considerable experience of advising Claimant’s in cases involving allegations of dishonesty and fraud.  He has experience of dealing with LVI cases and claims involving the use of surveillance and social media evidence.  Andrew’s practice has primarily focused to date on Claimant instruction and advisory work in cases where allegations of fundamental dishonesty are raised.  He is experienced in dealing with medical experts asked to comment on allegations of dishonesty, particularly where surveillance evidence is deployed in individual cases.  In his earlier years of practice Andrew appeared in numerous criminal fraud cases both prosecuting and defending.

Notable Cases


Re: CN
Acting for the Claimant who sustained a TBI in an accident at work.  Settlement achieved at a JSM for a sum of £1 million.

ST v Welsh Government
Led by Lloyd Williams QC in a claim arising from a highways accident in which the Claimant suffered a TBI.  The claim posed considerable liability issues.  Settlement achieved circa £1 million.

Re: L
Acting for the Claimant in a fatal accident claim settled at a JSM for a sum circa £1.7 million

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Re: GR v Tata
Acting for the Claimant in a TBI claim from an accident at work.  Settlement achieved at JSM for £400,000.

Re: A
Led by Lloyd Williams QC, acting for an infant claimant who sustained catastrophic injuries at two weeks old from a car accident.  Settlement achieved and approved for approximately £14.5 million.

RE: DW
Led by Lloyd Williams QC in a claim settled at JSM for circa £4 million.  The Claimant suffered spinal injuries in a motorbike accident leading to parplegia.

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If you would like to instruct Andrew Morse or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by Chief Executive/Director of Clerking, Paul Cray. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

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Appointments & Memberships


Wales & Chester Circuit

 

Education & Qualifications


Inns of Court School of Law, BVC – 1999 – 2000

Diploma in Law, University of Glamorgan – 1998 – 1999

B.Soc.Sci (Politics), University of Manchester – 1995 – 1998

 

Directory Quotes


“He’s very professional” (Chambers UK, 2022)

“Andrew is very empathetic with clients and is also very flexible when working with you and towards what you require.  He has an excellent commercial and practical approach to claims (Legal 500, 2022)

“He has a fantastic eye for detail and is able to break down complex legal principles into easily digestible pieces.  He easily builds a rapport with everyone involved in the case, from the lay clients through to the medical experts.” (Chambers UK, 2021)

“He has an uncanny ability to connect and relate to claimants of varying backgrounds” (Legal 500, 2021)

“Particularly recommended for cases with complex causation issues” (Legal 500, 2020).

 

Personal Interests


A keen rugby player in his younger years, Andrew now enjoys playing golf, skiing and watching sport.  An occasional runner, having completed several marathons and half-marathons.  Aside from sport Andrew enjoys travel, spending time with his family and, in recent years, the frustrations of learning to play the piano.